2014 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest For-Hire Carriers in the U.S. and Canada
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Rankings
Rank This Year Rank Last Year Company Revenue (000) Net Income (000) Employees Tractors* Trailers
43
XPO
702,300 - 2,259
1 1
UPS Inc.
55,438,000 4,372,000 395,000
79 82
Epes Carriers Inc.
320,000 17,700 1,446 1,115
80 81
California Cartage Co.
318,000 - 1,000
37 53
Jack Cooper Holdings
825,000 - 4,500 4,000
99
Bridge Terminal Transport
218,244 - 262
100
Falcon Transport
217,510 -
57 54
Mercer Transportation Co.
483,161 - 315 2,183
86 90
Fastfrate Group
274,633 -
97 95
Quantix Supply Chain Solutions
220,000 30,000 1,000 725 50
76 83
OnTrac Inc.
332,331 - 1,697 445
8 69
Hub Group
3,373,898 69,110 1,982 2,624 448
82 87
Evans Delivery
310,000 - 200 2,250 525
55 60
Suddath
500,000 7,000 2,000 330 692
94
Calyx Transportation Group
223,323 - 373 488 750
70 75
Graebel Moving and Workplace Solutions
363,100 158 2,271 618 963
91
Trans-System Inc.
246,002 - 898 876 1,100
96 93
Wheaton World Wide Moving
221,000 6,413 183 740 1,143
89 89
John Christner Trucking
256,426 9,417 211 878 1,188
88
Dependable Supply Chain Services
257,000 - 1,850 374 1,231
19 17
Purolator
1,575,391 - 12,000 493 1,292
84 86
Cassens Transport Co.
289,794 - 1,430 1,203 1,303
75 78
United Road Services
333,464 - 2,100 1,740 1,325
77 88
Bennett International Group
327,857 - 727 1,179 1,422
87 92
Towne Air Freight
265,000 - 1,060 1,600
65
United Vision Logistics
400,325 19,512 291 1,505 1,668
83 85
A. Duie Pyle Inc.
293,000 - 2,235 731 1,702
92 97
Groendyke Transport
239,000 - 1,368 955 1,800
81 84
Maverick USA
315,014 18,674 1,777 1,405 1,971
90 96
Superior Bulk Logistics
250,700 8,900 1,414 1,176 2,037
71 71
Acme Truck Line
356,157 - 3,200 2,007 2,257
52 48
Canada Cartage System
541,800 - 3,800 2,246 2,589
50 51
Contrans Group
555,715 28,577 1,400 2,600
95 98
Paschall Truck Lines
222,685 - 1,450 1,130 2,600
39 36
Day & Ross
796,476 - 1,734 1,612 2,627
66 73
Dayton Freight Lines
386,000 - 3,361 1,167 2,750
32 30
Penske Logistics
968,000 - 10,000 1,598 2,816
78 76
Challenger Motor Freight
325,502 - 1,800 1,440 2,900
63 62
Groupe Robert
410,719 - 3,300 1,370 3,000
47 45
Forward Air
652,481 54,497 3,537 1,517 3,017
61 64
Pitt Ohio Transportation Group
429,800 - 2,851 1,070 3,134
53 49
Mullen Group
537,858 - 2,170 1,325 3,329
21 24
Roadrunner Freight
1,361,410 48,996 3,325 3,723 3,429
48 43
Stevens Transport
642,138 86,285 2,835 2,710 3,615
68 80
Cowan Systems
377,428 - 1,878 1,748 3,795
60
Daseke Inc.
447,000 - 1,990 2,055 3,800
36 37
Atlas World Group
844,827 7,747 700 2,140 3,922
56 63
Bison Transport
365,911 - 1,738 1,402 4,000
93
Arnold Transportation
237,000 - 1,429 1,399 4,265
85 91
Koch Cos.
274,705 - 955 824 4,279
54 50
TransX Group of Companies
533,061 - 2,630 1,540 4,280
73 70
Comcar Industries
346,403 - 2,679 1,986 4,401
72 72
Transport America
347,465 - 1,945 1,515 4,450
59 57
Shevell Group
450,105 - 3,515 2,140 4,475
69 67
Mesilla Valley Transportation
376,000 - 1,700 1,200 4,500
42 74
KLLM Transport Services
743,682 - 3,250 4,600
98 99
Brown Integrated Logistics
218,779 - 1,107 1,002 4,800
40 39
Trimac Transportation
761,000 - 3,345 1,970 4,801
67 68
Roehl Transport
384,007 - 2,290 2,058 5,148
64 65
P.A.M. Transport
402,813 5,915 3,034 1,837 5,170
34 35
Quality Carriers
929,810 -42,038 1,145 1,721 5,255
41 32
Anderson Trucking Service
750,204 - 1,300 2,205 5,300
58 59
Western Express
463,453 - 2,962 2,419 5,650
49 46
AAA Cooper Transportation
580,371 - 4,500 2,450 6,000
11 10
Ryder Supply Chain Solutions
2,383,063 - 14,312 4,098 6,042
51 52
USA Truck (DB Schenker)
555,005 -9,110 2,750 2,248 6,054
28 26
Universal Logistics Holdings
1,033,492 50,572 4,339 4,137 6,198
20 19
C.R. England
1,495,597 - 7,352 4,498 6,400
15 14
Sirva Inc.
1,994,200 9,700 2,700 1,832 6,516
38 38
Ruan
807,507 - 5,088 3,651 6,683
62 55
Dart Transit Co.
426,320 - 411 1,886 6,799
44 41
Covenant Logistics Group
684,549 5,244 4,202 2,688 6,861
26 25
NFI
1,090,000 33,975 7,631 2,304 7,391
24 20
CRST The Transportation Solution
1,269,899 - 4,975 4,490 7,552
45 44
Celadon Group Inc.
680,963 23,314 1,331 3,790 8,385
31 31
Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings
969,237 69,282 4,600 3,991 9,181
22 21
Prime Inc.
1,300,998 163,439 4,400 5,347 9,436
23 23
Kenan Advantage Group
1,286,631 - 7,530 6,301 9,774
17 18
UniGroup
1,700,000 - 1,050 6,301 10,000
25 22
Saia Inc.
1,139,094 43,627 8,400 3,426 10,848
27 27
Southeastern Freight Lines
1,065,187 - 8,030 3,318 11,042
9 8
TFI International
3,019,367 98,754 14,210 11,930 11,200
29 29
Averitt Express
1,020,000 - 4,121 12,139
10 9
Landstar System
2,644,780 146,009 1,217 8,174 12,912
30 28
Crete Carrier Corp.
1,008,164 - 5,524 5,300 13,614
33 47
Heartland Express
961,525 90,821 5,220 4,878 14,372
18 16
U.S. Xpress Enterprises
1,600,000 - 9,700 7,996 17,000
14 13
Werner Enterprises
2,029,183 86,785 11,656 7,050 23,705
16 15
Estes Express Lines
1,948,525 - 14,909 6,277 24,102
12 11
Old Dominion Freight Line
2,337,648 206,113 14,073 6,296 25,052
3 4
J.B. Hunt Transport Services
5,585,000 342,000 18,467 11,235 26,340
7 6
Schneider
3,600,000 - 16,900 11,700 31,000
4 3
Con-way Inc.
5,473,356 99,153 29,500 11,867 32,800
5 5
Yellow Corp.
4,865,400 -83,600 32,000 14,500 46,500
6 7
Swift Transportation
4,118,195 155,422 16,900 17,961 57,310
2 2
FedEx Corp.
45,100,000 2,046,000 300,000 25,028 92,982
Extras
Our experts break down this year’s Top 100 list and talk through what the changes mean for the industry.
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For-Hire News
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, For-Hire

Fleets Learn to Utilize In-Cab Technology

Some fleet operators are finding the right balance between software use and customization to map better routes, save money and simplify a wide array of functions.

Dan Calabrese | Special to Transport Topics
October 23, 2023
Business, For-Hire

Roadrunner Offers Free LTL Delivery on Late Shipments

Roadrunner is now offering free less-than-truckload freight delivery if the shipment does not arrive on the promised date, it said.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2023
Business, For-Hire

Knight-Swift Reports 69% Earnings Drop in Q3

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. on Oct. 19 reported that its third-quarter earnings dropped by 69% year-over-year, even as revenue increased.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 20, 2023
Business, For-Hire

Mullen Group Reports Mixed Q3 Results

Mullen Group posted an increase in earnings despite a decline in overall revenue during the third quarter, the company reported Oct. 19.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 19, 2023
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Marten Revenue Nears $280 Million Amid Tough Q3 Market

Marten Transport experienced a decline in revenue and earnings amid tough market conditions during the third quarter, the company reported Oct 18.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 19, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous, For-Hire

Autonomous Trucks Could Create Safer Roads, Better Jobs

AUSTIN, Texas — Autonomous truck developers and their industry partners see opportunities for this technology to improve road safety and create more desirable jobs for drivers.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 19, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, For-Hire

Yellow Aims to Appoint Auction Houses for Rolling Stock Sale

The administrators of Yellow Corp. aim to use auction houses to sell off the bankrupt less-than-truckload carrier’s rolling stock, according to court filings.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2023
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

J.B. Hunt Q3 Profit Slides 30.4% Year-Over-Year

J.B. Hunt Transport Services posted a 30.4% year-over-year decrease in profits in the third quarter, undershooting analyst expectations as revenues declined at each of the carrier’s operating units.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2023
Business, Equipment, For-Hire

Yellow Extends Bid Deadline for Trucks, Trailers

Yellow Corp. has rescheduled the bid deadline for its fleet of trucks and trailers, according to court documents related to the shuttered carrier’s ongoing bankruptcy proceedings.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
October 15, 2023
Business, Technology, For-Hire

Estes Rating, Quoting System Returns to Action After Cyberattack

Estes Express Lines late Oct. 12 said its rating and quoting system, as well as telephone lines and email access, were again operational following a cyberattack earlier in the month.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
October 13, 2023
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